How to fix this canoe?

Hello paddlers, I have a HollyCow canoe showing a lot of “pockmarks” on the outside.

I’m not sure what can cause this kind of problem and how to fix it.

Any advice?


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It appears to be voids trapped in gelcoat. Have you contacted Holy Cow?

That looks bad and really old. I am guessing this canoe was poorly constructed.

I bought it second-hand and was told that it was a factory second without a warranty. It was alright for a few years before showing signs of voids. So far it’s not taking in water but I’m always worried. I just keep a small roll of water tape with me just in case. Is there any way to repair it properly?

I’ve emailed Holy Cow for repair but they haven’t responsed.